The latest totals
As of Thursday, there were 3,675 patients in California hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19, a decrease of 24.7% from two weeks ago. Another 291 patients are suspected to have the disease.
Over the past seven days, the number of patients with a confirmed case has decreased by an average of 63 each day.
The burden on hospitals
During the seven-day period starting Oct. 1, 10.1% of patients hospitalized in California had a confirmed case of COVID-19. The numbers vary by region, county and hospital. In the latest data, Southern California has the highest proportion.
This metric can be used to identify the areas and hospitals that are under the greatest strain. Here are the latest numbers from across the state.U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesThe numbers above are daily averages over the latest seven-day reporting period. Total COVID patients include both adult and pediatric patients.
The epidemic has strained the 305 intensive care units in the state, where the most severe patients go to receive critical care. Unadjusted data from the federal government offer a more detailed view of where ICU beds are in use.
Statewide, 76.7% of intensive care beds were occupied in the seven-day period beginning Oct. 1.The numbers above are daily averages over the latest seven-day reporting period. Hospitals without an intensive care unit or that did not report having any staffed beds for the week are not included. Data about pediatric patients in intensive care is not available. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Learn more about those we've lost by reading Times obituaries of Californians who have died from COVID-19.